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The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

by Michael J. Tougias,Casey Sherman

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-12-29
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1501127179
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Documents the 1952 Coast Guard mission to save the crews of two oil tankers that were torn in half by the force of one of New England's worst nor'easters.

True Rescue: The Finest Hours

True Rescue: The Finest Hours
The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue

by Michael J. Tougias,Casey Sherman

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release : 2021-07-06
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1250137551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Four young men in a tiny lifeboat brave a dreadful storm to save dozens of lives in this illustrated chapter book adaptation (for readers 6-9) of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours. On the night of February 18th, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has even seen, two oil tankers off the shore of Cape Cod are torn in half by the force of the seas. For the men on board, survival seemed impossible. What follows is a harrowing Coast Guard rescue in a tiny lifeboat, where four young heroes beat the odds and bring more than thirty stranded sailors to safety. This first book in the True Rescue chapter book series is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts newly independent readers in the middle of the action. Christy Ottaviano Books New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters. Illustrated Chapter Books for ages 6-9: True Rescue: The Finest Hours True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon Young Readers Adaptations, for ages 9-14 The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition) A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition) Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition) Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

by Michael J. Tougias,Casey Sherman

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-12-08
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 150110683X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 1952 Coast Guard mission to save the crews of two oil tankers that were torn in half by the force of one of New England's worst nor'easters.

Into a Raging Sea

Into a Raging Sea
My Life and the Pendleton Rescue

by Bernie Webber

  • Publisher : Good Night Books
  • Release : 2015-12-21
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0991340167
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most people familiar with the name Bernie Webber associate him with the miraculous rescue of 32 men off of the stern of the Pendleton, made famous in the book and movie The Finest Hours. Rescuing 32 sailors from a sinking ship caught in a ferocious winter storm is a dramatic tale, but what made this mission so special is that the boat Bernie skippered that terrible night was a mere 36 feet in length and the waves were almost twice that size! Bernie and crew received the Coast Guard’s coveted Gold Lifesaving Medal, and what they did on that stormy night is regarded as the greatest small boat rescue in history. In Into A Raging Sea, Bernie tells that story, but the book is so much more than that. In these pages you’ll read about rescue attempts that did not turn out well, stories of fishermen from a time long past, rescues done with the by-gone technique of the “breeches buoy,” humorous anecdotes, and what Cape Cod and its people meant to Bernie. Into a Raging Sea is a story of sacrifice, bravery, disappointment, and challenges. And in the background of Bernie’s journey is one constant, the sea. --from the forward by Michael J. Tougias

Fatal Forecast

Fatal Forecast
An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea

by Michael J. Tougias,Mike Tougias

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2009-06-09
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0743297040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chronicles the dramatic true account of the crews of the fishing vessels Fair Wind and Sea Fever, who in 1980 were caught by a deadly Cape Cod storm that resulted in a tenacious three-day struggle for survival. Reprint.

So Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II

So Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II
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by Michael J. Tougias,Alison O'Leary

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-05-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1681771713
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A true story of men and women pitted against the sea during World War II—and an unforgettable portrait of the determination of the human spirit. On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wu¨rdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board. Most aboard were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children, eight-year-old Sonny and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued—and each family member had to find their own path to survival. Including original, unpublished material from Commander Wu¨rdemann’s war diary, the story provides balance and perspective by chronicling the daring mission of the U-boat—and its commander’s decision-making—in the Gulf of Mexico. An inspiring historical narrative, So Close to Home tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast.

Their Finest Hour, 1949

Their Finest Hour, 1949
A Book

by Winston S. Churchill

  • Publisher : RosettaBooks
  • Release : 2010-06-30
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 079531146X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The second volume in the WWII history “written with simplicity, lucidity, and gusto” by the legendary leader and Nobel Prize winner (The New York Times). In Their Finest Hour, Winston Churchill describes the invasion of France and a growing sense of dismay in Britain. Should Britain meet France’s desperate pleas for reinforcements or conserve their resources in preparation for the inevitable German assault? In the book’s second half, entitled simply “Alone,” Churchill discusses Great Britain’s position as the last stronghold against German conquest: the battle for control of the skies over Britain, diplomatic efforts to draw the United States into the war, and the spreading global conflict. Their Finest Hour is part of the epic six-volume account of World War II told from the viewpoint of a man who led in the fight against tyranny, and enriched with extensive primary sources including memos, letters, orders, speeches, and telegrams, day-by-day accounts of reactions as the drama intensifies. Throughout these volumes, we listen as strategies and counterstrategies unfold in response to Hitler’s conquest of Europe, planned invasion of England, and assault on Russia, in a mesmerizing account of the crucial decisions made as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

The Daring Coast Guard Rescue of the Pendleton Crew

The Daring Coast Guard Rescue of the Pendleton Crew
A Book

by Theresa Mitchell Barbo,Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.)

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2013-09-24
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1625845480
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jack Nickerson and his faithful lab, Sinbad, wake early one snowy Cape Cod morning, ready for winter fun. Meanwhile, miles away in the ocean, the crew of a cargo tanker ship called the "Pendleton" is in serious trouble. The waves and wind of a raging nor'easter rip the tanker in two, leaving the people to cling for their lives in the wicked, cold storm. There's no time to waste--the Coast Guard, including Jack's friend Bernie Webber, leave Chatham Harbor in search of the "Pendleton" crew. They don't yet know that Jack and Sinbad have snuck aboard the rescue boat as stowaways. Join the young duo in the front-row seat for the greatest small-boat rescue in American history.

Rescue of the Bounty

Rescue of the Bounty
Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

by Michael J. Tougias,Douglas A. Campbell

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-04-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1476746656
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the “thrilling and perfectly paced” (Booklist) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty—which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge knew that a hurricane was forecast, yet he was determined to sail. The captain told the crew that anyone could leave the ship before it sailed. No one took the captain up on his offer. Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the ship. A few hours later, the ship suddenly overturned ninety miles off the North Carolina coast in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” sending the crew tumbling into an ocean filled with towering thirty-foot waves. The coast guard then launched one of the most complex and massive rescues in its history. In the uproar heard across American media in the days following, a single question persisted: Why did the captain decide to sail? Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the crew members and the coast guard, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell create an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what truly occurred aboard Bounty during those terrifying days at sea. “A white-knuckled, tragic adventure” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive.

Into the Blizzard

Into the Blizzard
Heroism at Sea During the Great Blizzard of 1978 [The Young Readers Adaptation]

by Michael J. Tougias

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release : 2019-12-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1627792848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A riveting true account of a rescue at sea from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours. In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. When the Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls, they immediately dispatched a patrol rescue boat. But within an hour, the Coast Guard rescue boat was in as much trouble as the tanker—both paralyzed in unrelenting seas. Enter Captain Frank Quirk who was compelled to act. Gathering his crew of four, Quirk plunged his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, into the blizzard. Perfect for fans of the I Survived series ready for a longer form account, this middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book chronicles the harrowing journey between Captain Quirk and the Coast Guard as they struggled in the holds of a radical storm. It's an epic tale of heroism and bravery at sea. Christy Ottaviano Books New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters. Illustrated Chapter Books for ages 6-9: True Rescue: The Finest Hours True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon Young Readers Adaptations, for ages 9-14 The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition) A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition) Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition) Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)

Boston Strong

Boston Strong
A City's Triumph over Tragedy

by Casey Sherman,Dave Wedge

  • Publisher : ForeEdge from University Press of New England
  • Release : 2015-02-03
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1611685591
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Veteran journalists Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge have written the definitive inside look at the Boston Marathon bombings with a unique, Boston-based account of the events that riveted the world. From the Tsarnaev brothers' years leading up to the act of terror to the bomb scene itself (which both authors witnessed first-hand within minutes of the blast), from the terrifying police shootout with the suspects to the ultimate capture of the younger brother, Boston Strong: A City's Triumph over Tragedy reports all the facts-and so much more. Based on months of intensive interviews, this is the first book to tell the entire story through the eyes of those who experienced it. From the cop first on the scene, to the detectives assigned to the manhunt, the authors provide a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation. More than a true-crime book, Boston Strong also tells the tragic but ultimately life-affirming story of the victims and their recoveries and gives voice to those who lost loved ones. With their extensive reporting, writing experience, and deep ties to the Boston area, Sherman and Wedge create the perfect match of story, place, and authors. If you're only going to read one book on this tragic but uplifting story, this is it.

Black Irish

Black Irish
A Book

by Casey Sherman

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2007-03
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0595430805
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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West Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1981. Tensions between Catholics and Protestants have never been higher. The IRA Hunger Strikes are in full swing, and violence continues to spread in Belfast. While working in their parents' grocery store, two young Catholic twins, Vincent and Michael Logan, witness their father's brutal murder by British commandos. This horrific crime sends the twins on radically opposing paths. As they reach adulthood, Vincent embarks on a journey for justice and becomes a cop. Michael, still simmering over his father's murder, is out for revenge and soon becomes the IRA's most feared assassin. When Michael discovers that his father's killer has just become the most powerful man in Europe, he plots his revenge. But there's one man standing in his way, one he used to call brother

A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition)

A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition)
A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80 Foot Seas

by Michael J. Tougias

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release : 2016-05-24
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1627792821
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a disastrous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the four intrepid Coast Guardsmen who braved this ruthless storm in the hopes of saving them. A spellbinding tale of courage and survival from the author of The Finest Hours, now a major motion picture.

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue

by Mike Tougias,Casey Sherman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780545899437
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst nor'easters that New England had ever seen, two oil tankers off the coast of Cape Cod were literally torn in half. With the storm in full force and waves up to 70 feet high, four coast guardsmen headed out to sea in a tiny lifeboat to come to the rescue. Despite insurmountable odds, these brave men risked their lives to save more than 30 stranded sailors.

Lightships, Lighthouses, and Lifeboat Stations

Lightships, Lighthouses, and Lifeboat Stations
A Memoir and History

by Bernie Webber

  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Release : 2015-12-07
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 1627340629
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lightships, Lighthouses and Lifeboat Stations is part history book, part memoir, written by Bernie Webber, recipient of the Coast Guard’s highest award, the Gold Life-saving Medal, and hero of the Disney movie The Finest Hours. While the public will recognize Webber’s name from the movie and the bestselling book by the same name, few people know that during his lengthy Coast Guard career he served on lightships (ships anchored in dangerous areas to warn other vessels of hazards) in addition to lifeboat stations (small boat rescue stations) and lighthouses. Webber poses the following question: “How did the lightship men cope with the isolation, constant loneliness, boredom, fear, or just sheer terror? All were part of life on board a lightship. Rough seas tossed the ship about, rearing up and down the anchor chain. This was a world of isolation, noise from operating machinery, and blasts from the powerful foghorn that went on for hours, sometimes days, at a time.” Webber answers that question in this book, drawing on a combination of personal experience and meticulous historical research. Discussions of men going mad, lightships being run down by larger ships, anchor chains breaking, and lightships cast upon shoals are offset with humorous stories and the author’s reflections on his best days at sea. Webber also explains some of the heroic actions of a few lightship men over the years, and points out that they received no recognition at the time. The isolation these men faced was intense, but they learned to make do with what they had. Fourteen historic photos are included, as well as a Foreword by Michael Tougias.

His Finest Hour

His Finest Hour
A Biography of Winston Churchill

by Christopher Catherwood

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1510720316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Who was Winston Churchill? Even fifty years after his death, he is one of the most iconic figures in British history. As a young man he was a maverick journalist; his many positions in politics before 1940 marked him as a courageous but foolhardy man. Yet it is Churchill’s record in war, which has recently been questioned, that confirms his genius as a military commander and national leader—someone who understood the dangers of Nazi Germany before 1939 and someone uniquely capable to lead the empire through the turmoil of the Second World War. Christopher Catherwood argues that it was Churchill’s stand in 1940-41 that saved Britain and that only he was able to bring together the allies that eventually defeated Hitler in 1945. Catherwood has produced a challenging yet lively reassessment of the life and career of Winston Churchill, lion of British history and flawed hero.

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
A Book

by Jack Le Vien,Peter Lewis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm
The Second World War

by Winston Churchill

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2018-03-05
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 8026884574
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gathering Storm covers the period from the end of the First World War to the beginning of The Second World War and the first year of the War. Churchill labeled the "moral of the work" as follows: "In War: Resolution, In Defeat: Defiance, In Victory: Magnanimity, In Peace: Goodwill"

Their Finest Hour and a Half

Their Finest Hour and a Half
A Book

by Lissa Evans

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-01-08
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0552774715
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Longlisted for the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction.

His Finest Hours

His Finest Hours
The War Speeches of Winston Churchill

by Graham Stewart

  • Publisher : Quercus Books
  • Release : 2008-02-28
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9781847241931
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains 50 of Winston Churchill's most rousing and memorable speeches. Presented chronologically, with dramatic war photography, this anthology not only narrates the story of the passage to war, the depression and bravery of the war years and their aftermath, but also provides a captivating overview of this remarkable period of world history.